Nokia Deploys Data Center Switching Solution for OpenColo


Nokia announced last week that it is providing the 7220 Interconnect Router (IXR) for data center switching platforms and SR Linux, its network operating system (NOS), to OpenColo, a global colocation provider. .

The deployment of the Nokia solution gives OpenColo the scalable data center switching it needs to support its growing colocation and hosting operations to support future 5G, IA and IoT services.

Nokia’s data center switching solution includes SR Linux, an open Linux-based NOS, and a NetOps development toolkit that automates data center network operations to improve operational efficiency while reducing costs. risks. Services supported by OpenColo using the Nokia data center switching solution include bare metal and managed servers, cloud streaming and data center connectivity. OpenColo also uses the Nokia 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) to interconnect its data centers using dual fiber optic connections operating at 100 Gbps.

OpenColo also installed the Nokia 7750 Service Router (SR), based on Nokia FP4 silicon, to provide IP routing in and between its data centers, including peering and interconnection to multiple service providers.

Scott Brookshire, CTO of Energy Group Networks, parent company of OpenColo
Nokia and its Linux SR was an easy choice. We wanted a scalable, open solution that supported telemetry and gNMI, and delivered by a company that is transforming networking on both the hardware and software side.

Steve Vogelsang, CTO and Head of Strategy for Nokia’s IP and Optical Business
Nokia’s data center switching, IP and optical capabilities power OpenColo’s data center infrastructure and deliver the end-to-end capacity, performance and reliability that OpenColo customers depend on and have. need for future services such as 5G, IoT and AI.


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